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ONE FAMILY
TWO LOCATIONS

Our Mission

WE EXIST TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO GOD

Before anything and everything else, that’s what we’re about.

HOW DO WE DO THAT?

WE LIVE OUT OUR VALUES.

We bring the utmost honour and glory to God by truly loving and serving Toronto.
We brick-by-brick build a, “How can this be?” church that reflects the kingdom of heaven.
We believe God boldly as we steward His resources with the fullness of faith and integrity.
We live as striving examples, as modern disciples so that we can authentically lead others to follow Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

WHAT C3 IS ALL ABOUT

Pastors
Sam & Jess
Picken

We’re two regular kids who grew up on the sandy, island nation of Australia, but found out pretty early on that we weren’t meant to stay there.

We knew the church was always our purpose, but Canada was clearly our calling.

So, as a young, twenty-something couple, we flew across the Pacific in 2008 to the wild west of Calgary, Alberta and served Pastor’s Lorne & Kelly Tebbutt at C3 Calgary.

But after four years, God’s pull to establish a C3 Church in Toronto was evident.

And though we were warned that this sprawling, cement city could be tough to break into, we knew Toronto is a city for Christ, one that needs the hope and refreshment of the Gospel.

So in 2012, we flew east again, this time with a small team of six. We landed asking one question, “What if we could do church in a way that inspires people to embrace Jesus for who He really is?”

We threw ourselves into the vision of what that would be, of what a house full of His presence and His people might look like, of how God could move if the vision of an alive, relevant, inclusive church overflowed with every colour of courage, creativity, and community there could be.

Years later, we are still true to that ever-growing vision for the church. Now with two young ones of our own, we are still just those regular kids carrying a calling.

C3 Global

With an incredible passion and desire to see this world won for Christ, Pastor Phil and Chris Pringle traveled from their native New Zealand to Sydney, Australia in 1980 to start a contemporary, relevant and anointed church. With just 12 people attending their first service, Christian Centre Northside and the C3 Church movement as we now know it began. In four years, their church grew to over 400 people and church plants within Sydney and around the world started. As of 2017, the C3 Church family can be found united with Christ in 480 churches in 64 countries with a vision of 1,000 church locations by the year 2020.

Pastor Phil Pringle is passionate about building faith-filled, anointed churches that thrive in their community through the power of the Holy Spirit, by feeding on the Word of God and reaching the lost to build disciples.

Pastor Chris Pringle, or Mama Chris, as she’s affectionately known, brings so much life, revelation, healing and joy to everyone who experiences her encouraging, inspiring ministry.

C3 Global Pastor Phil Pringle Pastor Chris Pringle